Dunvegan, Skye, Fairy Bridge

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Alternative Names Dunvegan, Fairy Bridge; Duirinish; Bay River
Site Type ROAD BRIDGE
Canmore ID 99260
Site Number NG25SE 21
NGR NG 27818 51350
Council HIGHLAND
Parish DUIRINISH
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NG25SE 21 27818 51350

Fairy Bridge [NAT]
OS (GIS) AIB, August 2008.

For successor and present bridge (at NG 27860 51156), see NG25SE 24.

NG 2783 5137
Source: O/S 1:10,560 Map, 1966.
NMRS REFERENCE:
Skye, The Fairy Bridge.
So called because it was thought to be the haunt of fairies, or 'people of peace'.
(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NG 278 514). Fairy Bridge, Dunvegan, early 19th century. A small semicircular rubble arch. The alignments of the abutments has recently been altered.
J R Hume 1977.

This bridge carries what was apparently the former line of a road over the Bay River. The successor and present bridge (NG25SE 24) is situated 190m to the SSE.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 June 2009.

 
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Books and References

Hume, J R (1977a) The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 2, the Highlands and Islands London
Page(s): 216 Held at RCAHMS J.4.11.HUM

MacCulloch, J A (1931) The misty isle of Skye: its scenery, its people, its story, Stirling
Held at RCAHMS D.6.23.SKY

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